Martha Stewart Joins #SMWNYC For Fireside Chat And Drone Jousting Competition

Technology has enabled a new field of DIY.

Referred to by Fast Company as “one of the most disruptive new trends in the entire economy”, the Maker Movement has created a collaborative world where hobbyists, technologists and tinkerers can access powerful tools and technologies to prototype, create and iterate faster than ever before.

This one-on-one conversation between the definitive maker, Martha Stewart, and Sophie Kelly, CEO of The Barbarian Group, will discuss what drives maker culture in general, and the creative opportunities that technology can expose for the next generation of inventors and learners.

Martha Stewart is well-known as an early technology adopter, and has a collection of drones with which she regularly experiments. Martha’s enthusiasm for tech-enabled DIY was showcased at CES this year, in the form of her company’s partnership with “MakerBot Industries.”

On Tuesday February 24, join us for a fireside chat between Martha Stewart and CEO of The Barbarian Group, Sophie Kelly, as they explore the various innovations born from the maker community and the ways these tools will revolutionize entrepreneurship, economics, and mainstream manufacturing. The discussion will be followed by a short drone jousting competition.

Martha Stewart joins an incredible lineup of innovators and thought leaders, including Reverend Jesse Jackson, Stripe’s John Collison, Shutterstock’s Jon Oringer, Shiza Shahid of The Malala Fund and ThinkUp’s Anil Dash.  Check out the latest lineup here.

Get your pass today, and join us and our partners for what will be an extraordinary week of exploring our upwardly mobile, connected world.